This week the Tennessee General Assembly will start a special session, and it’s expected to last at least three days. Gov. Bill Lee has tasked lawmakers with passing bills that range from COVID-19 to the protests outside the Tennessee State Capitol.
In the final weeks of the Republican primary, Bill Hagerty and Manny Sethi campaigned across the state, holding events that ignored the local mask mandates in place. However, local leaders in charge of the rules say they won’t do it all the time, showing a hesitancy from mayors to enforce the law at campaign events.
Lee told reporters the state is working on a plan to make the information public while protecting the privacy of teachers and students.
Gov. Bill Lee has asked the Tennessee General Assembly to meet in a special session next week to pass some COVID-19 related bills that previously failed during the regular session. The legislature will also debate measures that address the protestors at the Tennessee Capitol and its grounds. The session is scheduled to start at 4 […]
The August Primary Election is coming up this week and the Republican candidates for the U.S. Senate are in full attack mode.
Election officials in Tennessee have now changed their position on who they deem eligible to vote absentee. The state made its revelation Thursday at a state Supreme Court hearing, after previously resisting expanded mail-in voting.
Over 17,000 people in Davidson County have already voted absentee. The deadline to request this ballot for the August primary election is Thursday, and county officials expect more will sign up. But, many registered voters still have worries about the process.
Gov. Bill Lee released on Tuesday his plan to reopen schools across Tennessee. The governor expects most districts will return to in-person in the next few weeks and for contact sports to return.
Dr. Deborah Birx told reporters Monday that Tennessee could be in a good position to battle the latest wave of COVID-19. The White House coronavirus response coordinator said the main way to accomplish this is for Tennesseans to wear masks and the state to shut down its bars.
Democrats in Tennessee are starting to choose their nominee for the U.S. Senate. This time around, three relatively inexperienced candidates are the top contenders for the seat, even when it will be an uphill battle.